An Irish Country Doctor

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 2, 2011 - Fiction - 429 pages
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Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.

The older physician has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colourful and endearing residents and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

Ballybucklebo is a long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about country life. But with pluck and compassion, and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

 

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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

Told in a gentle, affectionate style that brings to mind James Herriot, An Irish Country Doctor follows the young and eager doctor Barry Laverty as he becomes an assistant doctor to an irascible ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

A pleasant, light read. Ulster humor, metaphors, local sayings - galore, and the glossary of words was appreciated. Far too much tell than show by the author, which is always a big negative for me. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
76
Section 6
86
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2011)

Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, Dr. Taylor worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now divides his time between Canada and Ireland.

John Keating's numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre's production ofJuno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC's production ofCat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He is a regular performer with the Independent Shakespeare Company and can also be seen in the HBO original mini-series John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. John's audiobook narrations have earned Earphone Awards and an Audie nomination. Most notably, he's read Eoin Colfer'sAirman, Avi'sThe Traitors' Gate, and Jenny Nimmo'sThe Snow Spider. He also lent his voice to many of Patrick Taylor'sIrish Countryaudiobooks.

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